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Egypt Finds Hoard of 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Coins

April 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Antiques & Archaeology

CAIRO.- Archaeologists unearthed 383 bronze coins dating back to King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra, the Egyptian antiquities authority announced Thursday. The statement said one side of the coins were inscribed with hybrid Greek-Egyptian god Amun-Zeus, while the other side showed an eagle and the words Ptolemy and king in Greek. Founded by one of Alexander the Great’s generals, the Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt for some 300 [...]

Door to Afterlife from Ancient Egyptian Tomb Found by Archaeologists

March 30, 2010 by  
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CAIRO.- Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday. These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot- tall (1.75 meters) slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts. The door came from the tomb of User, the chief minister of [...]